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Thursday, September 27, 2012

"Your Hands" JJ Heller (Our Lady of Mercy) SOLD

12"x9" Oil on Linen panel   Sold

October for the Charleston Artist Collective features "Song Titles" as a theme.  I had so many songs I wanted to paint a painting of, but time always seems so short. . . perhaps I'll continue and do it anyway.  But on October 1st the following paintings will be my 5 featured works. 

This one was painted En Plein Air (as all of them are) at "Our Lady of Mercy" on James Island.  The property is so pretty and it boasts views of Charleston Harbor and Downtown.  Enjoy!

"Maid With The Flaxen Hair" SOLD

8"x10" Oil on GessoBord brand Panel  Sold

The Wednesday painters were blessed again to be invited to paint on location of "Our Lady of Mercy" on James Island. This locale offered us opposite views facing back toward where we normally paint.

The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra performs this beautiful song.  You can "hear" the sun slowly rising above the trees and the birds waking in song.

"Finally Home" MercyMe SOLD

9"x12" Oil on Linen Panel   Sold

Briar's Creek has such lovely vistas to enjoy.  This song "Finally Home" has harmonies that make me feel as refreshed as I do when I paint on tranquil locations like this.

"Sleep Away" Bob Acri SOLD

9"x12" Oil on Linen Panel   Sold

This time of year brings dryer air and cooler breezes along with the strong, warm sunshine.  If you happen to be under the shade of the trees (or a boat dock, as in this case) you could easily be lulled off to dreamland on days like this one.  Listening to Bob Acri's piano soothes me too.

"I'm Not Who I Was" (Brandon Heath) (aka "Easy Beach")

9"x12" Oil on Linen Panel

Another lovely day with the Wednesday painters at Fort Moultrie's Beach.  This time I wanted to concentrate on the incredible shapes and colors of the tree line and bushes lining the beach dunes.  The foreground clump of grass had a bizzillion orange butterflies drinking the nectar of the pretty purple and yellow flowers. 

A young mother of two little girls beautfully dressed in white holding paper parasols enjoyed the day to photograph her little ladies on the beach.   Another family of two young children came by to see what I was painting and announced that I was painting their "Easy Beach" which they regularly enjoy.